Ask Stacy: Should I Save More for Retirement or Pay Down My Mortgage?
Ask Stacy: Should I Save More for Retirement or Pay Down My Mortgage?

on June 13, 2016

Living a debt-free life is important, especially as you approach retirement. But there are worse things than debt.

Goldman Sachs to Pay $5.1 Billion in ‘Toxic Mortgage’ Settlement
Goldman Sachs to Pay $5.1 Billion in ‘Toxic Mortgage’ Settlement

on January 14, 2016

The settlement puts to rest a probe of the investment bank’s role in bundling and selling shady mortgage-backed securities in the years leading up to the financial crisis.

Ask Stacy: Will Having a Mortgage Improve My Credit Score?
Ask Stacy: Will Having a Mortgage Improve My Credit Score?

on November 17, 2015

Paying attention to your credit report and score is responsible. But unless you’re planning on borrowing soon, there’s no reason to lose sleep over the little things.

What You Need to Know About the New Mortgage Rules
What You Need to Know About the New Mortgage Rules

on October 2, 2015

Changes that kick in Saturday are intended to make the process of getting a mortgage more transparent for most of us. Here’s the skinny.

New Rules Put Mortgages Within Reach for More Families
New Rules Put Mortgages Within Reach for More Families

on September 28, 2015

Minority and low-income households in particular should benefit from more relaxed home-buying standards.

Are You Being Unfairly Charged for Mortgage Insurance? Know Your Rights
Are You Being Unfairly Charged for Mortgage Insurance? Know Your Rights

on September 22, 2015

Loan servicers have a history of collecting these payments even after the insurance should no longer be required. Here’s how to make sure you don’t overpay.

Mortgage Servicer Slapped for Fake ‘Equity Accelerator’ Program
Mortgage Servicer Slapped for Fake ‘Equity Accelerator’ Program

on July 29, 2015

One company was ordered to repay $33 million to consumers who were deceived by a program promising thousands in savings on interest.

The Mortgage Companies That Prompt the Most Complaints
The Mortgage Companies That Prompt the Most Complaints

on July 16, 2015

Two of the nation’s biggest banks are among the lenders that give homeowners the biggest headaches.

Ask Stacy: What’s the Difference Between Mortgage Rates and APRs?
Ask Stacy: What’s the Difference Between Mortgage Rates and APRs?

on July 14, 2015

Shopping for a house is more fun than shopping for a mortgage, but if you do it right, mortgage shopping isn’t that hard and can pay off big time. Here’s how.

Ask Stacy — When Can I Stop Paying Mortgage Insurance?
Ask Stacy — When Can I Stop Paying Mortgage Insurance?

on June 30, 2015

There’s one type of insurance you often have to buy, but don’t get to shop: mortgage insurance. Here’s how it works and what you can do to get rid of it.

Home-Buying 101: Getting a Mortgage That Saves You Thousands
Home-Buying 101: Getting a Mortgage That Saves You Thousands

on June 19, 2015

Do yourself a huge favor. Take these steps to get a smoking deal on a mortgage, and do it well before you go house hunting.

Feds: Beware the Sugar-Coated Reverse Mortgage
Feds: Beware the Sugar-Coated Reverse Mortgage

on June 12, 2015

Some reverse mortgage advertising contains confusing, incomplete and inaccurate statements that could mislead seniors, a consumer watchdog agency warns.

Feds: Mortgage Officers Raked in Bonuses for High-Interest Loans
Feds: Mortgage Officers Raked in Bonuses for High-Interest Loans

on June 4, 2015

How this California company steered consumers to billions worth of costlier loans, and now must pony up $19 million for alleged ‘deceptive practices.’

Ask Stacy: Should I Take Out a Reverse Mortgage?

on May 19, 2015

The commercials insist a reverse mortgage is the perfect place to find extra retirement income. Here’s what they don’t tell you.

Mortgage Servicer Must Pony Up Millions for Bad Behavior
Mortgage Servicer Must Pony Up Millions for Bad Behavior

on April 27, 2015

The government says this company “harassed and threatened” borrowers who were struggling to save their homes.

Mortgage Relief Scammers Barred From the Market
Mortgage Relief Scammers Barred From the Market

on March 26, 2015

FTC slaps Texas-based Home Relief Foundation for charging distressed homeowners up to $4,000 for debt relief that it never delivered.

Ask Stacy: How Can I Remove My Name From My Ex’s Mortgage?
Ask Stacy: How Can I Remove My Name From My Ex’s Mortgage?

on March 3, 2015

You can dump a bad spouse, or a bad house. But try getting out from under the mortgage.

Land a Mortgage Like a Pro: Three Easy Steps
Land a Mortgage Like a Pro: Three Easy Steps

on February 27, 2015

You wouldn’t think of overpaying $50,000 when buying a new house, but you could pay that much extra if you’re not careful shopping for a mortgage.

Feds Go After Mortgage Firms for Deceptive Ads, Targeting Elderly
Feds Go After Mortgage Firms for Deceptive Ads, Targeting Elderly

on February 16, 2015

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says these lenders were falsely suggesting a government affiliation in pursuit of reverse mortgage customers.

In ‘Warning’ to Mortgage Market, Government Slaps Two Big Banks With $35.7 Million in Penalties
In ‘Warning’ to Mortgage Market, Government Slaps Two Big Banks With $35.7 Million in Penalties

on January 23, 2015

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo loan officers illegally engaged in kickback scheme with a title company.

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